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English → English (WordNet)
Definition: letters of marque
letters of marque
n : a license to a private citizen to seize property of another
nation [syn: letter of marque, letter of mark and reprisal
English → English (gcide)
Definition: Letters of marque
Marque \Marque\, n. [F. marque, in lettre de marque letter of
marque, a commission with which the commandant of every armed
vessel was obliged to be provided, under penalty of being
considered a pirate or corsair; marque here prob. meaning,
border, boundary (the letter of marque being a permission to
go beyond the border), and of German origin. See March
A license to pass the limits of a jurisdiction, or boundary
of a country, for the purpose of making reprisals.
Letters of marque, Letters of marque and reprisal, a
license or extraordinary commission granted by a
government to a private person to fit out a privateer or
armed ship to cruise at sea and make prize of the enemy's
ships and merchandise. The ship so commissioned is
sometimes called a letter of marque.